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Court won't block campaign laws before election

Court won't block campaign laws before election

HELENA — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request that would have allowed certain tax-exempt groups to release campaign-related …

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GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

HELENA — The National Republican Senatorial Committee leaked to the New York Times an analysis showing that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized mu…

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VanDyke’s background: Conservative ties and practicing appellate law in Texas, D.C. and Montana

VanDyke’s background: Conservative ties and practicing appellate law in Texas, D.C. and Montana

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court justice candidate Lawrence VanDyke has worked as a lawyer for a giant international law firm and Republican att…

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Flurry of mailers on state legislative races prompting complaints

HELENA — A last-minute flurry of attack mailers targeting Montana legislative candidates is prompting some formal complaints — and Commissione…

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So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

HELENA — Absentee ballots are pouring in to county election offices in the final days before Tuesday’s election.

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Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

HELENA — From high-profile criminal cases to multimillion-dollar business decisions, Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat has ruled many ways on s…

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Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead continues to take in more campaign donations than his opponents in next week's general election.

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Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

Baucus, Hanes settle in at Embassy, residence in China

BEIJING — It’s been seven months since former Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus became ambassador to China, and his wife, Melodee Hanes, said it…

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

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Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

Zinke says lesson learned in travel expense audit

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he learned a lesson after being cited for lapses of judgment in a Navy e…

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Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

HELENA — The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mail…

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Court to decide quickly on campaign law challenge

Court to decide quickly on campaign law challenge

HELENA — A group whose tax-exempt status allows it to keep its donors and spending secret is still pressing the federal courts to block severa…

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Court to decide quickly on campaign law challenge

HELENA — A group whose tax-exempt status allows it to keep its donors and spending secret is still pressing the federal courts to block severa…

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Controversial mailer on MT SupCo races product of voter-behavior study, which is now under fire

HELENA — The Stanford-Dartmouth political-science study that produced last week’s controversial mailer listing the alleged political leanings …

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Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

Zinke had 1 review in which he was marked down for 'lapses in judgment'

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke on Monday released all of his Navy personnel evaluations, including one from mid-1999 in which he was mark…

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Montana's top political cop wants action, apology from Dartmouth and Stanford

Montana's top political cop wants action, apology from Dartmouth and Stanford

HELENA — Montana’s top political cop is asking two private colleges that sent a controversial mailer last week to 100,000 Montana voters on th…

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Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

Outside money dries up in Montana Senate race

HELENA — Campaign ads paid for by outside interest groups usually reach their peak the week before a U.S. Senate election, but they’ve all but…

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Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

Lewis says he’ll take steps to prevent ethical conflict with lobbyist wife

HELENA — If he’s elected to the U.S. House, Democratic candidate John Lewis said he will put up a firewall to ensure no conflict of interest a…

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Montana House candidates in final election push

Montana House candidates in final election push

HELENA — After more than a year of campaigning, candidates for Montana's lone U.S. House seat are making their final push to the Nov. 4 electi…

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Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA — A former co-worker of Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke is questioning whether the ex-solicitor general has the experi…

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